I’ve actually been on Pintrest for quite a while, I just really haven’t done anything with it. When I first joined earlier this year, I was excited. I had friends who would post all these beautiful pictures of Givenchy dresses, easy hair styles, cute crafts, and amazing looking recipes. However, when I finally did join, all that people were posting were “thinspiration” pictures. They’d show off a model walking down the runway with the caption “I wish I were this skinny!” Recipes for various (and dangerous) juice fasts. Charts showing how much excercise you’d need to do to drop a single pound. Combined with photos of unrealistic thin women, Pintrest struck me as a giant pro-anorexia website.
Due to many people voicing similar concerns, Pintrest changed their terms of service to not allow pictures that could potentially cause self-harm. Since then almost 99% of the thinspiration pins have disappeared, and I can now go back to enjoy pinning clothes I could never afford.
Click on the picture (or here!) to go take a peek at what I’ve been pinning since 4 AM!